I love Ali Edward's theme for this month's Story Kit - Craft. I don't often think about documenting about crafting...because isn't scrapbooking about scrapbooking kind of weird? At least that's what I thought. And what I've been thinking all of these years, I guess.
But it's about more than that. It's about documenting who I am and what I do. And that makes total sense. So I created this layout. It's a two-page 8 1/2 x 11 horizontal layout. Yep. I've never done that before.
I used the new roller time stamp that came in the the AE Day in the Life™ kit to document what my days look like now that I've headed into the world of being my own boss. I'm putting these back to back in a Project Life® horizontal 8 1/2 x 11 page protector. Here's a better look at the front page.
I found a photo of paints and a paintbrush (I took it as part of the marketing material for my Intro to Brush Script Class), added the word "MAKE" from the digital story kit, and printed it as a full 8 1/2 x 11 page. I decorated it very simply with a few elements from the physical kit.
On the other page, I decided to talk a little bit about how I'm feeling about my creative job and list some of the things I create on a regular basis.
"Do what you love" is another digital element and I added a little label with the date and a rubber circle. I added a little chipboard phrase above my journaling.
It was super refreshing to try a different size and I think this story, which I hadn't ever thought to tell before now, was a really important one. It's such a huge part of who I am.
Sort of related to this layout about how I spend my days, I was recently a guest on my friend Tracie Claiborne's Live Inspired podcast talking all about how I budget my time and stay productive. You should definitely take a listen. One of my favorite podcasts.
Thanks for stopping by!
PS - I went to the American Crafts Warehouse sale today and filmed a little haul video. The Ali Edwards Day in the Life™ kit I referenced above is in the video too. :)
I now have the DITL stamp and kit on its way to me. You are a bad influence. haha!ReplyDelete
Hi Jen, I just love your layout with the craft kit, but would love to know how you changed each letter of MAKE to a different color pleaseReplyDelete
Hi Mariette! I actually used the "Make" little label from the embellishments file. Because it was white and my background was too, I was able to blur the edges of the label so you couldn't see them. Does that make sense?Delete